Charles Croasdill, DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

How to deal with canker sores

Nobody likes dealing with canker sores. When we get canker sores, they can come to us in different ways. Sometimes you may bite yourself and the area where you bit yourself turns into a canker sore. Believe it or not, stress can also cause canker sores, too. Canker sores are common things that people carry around like colds or the flu. When you bite yourself and you feel that a canker sore is beginning, you will want to immediately know how to stop it from growing. You may even consider visiting a Tacoma dentist to find out how to prevent them.

Some common products to get rid of canker sores

One of the most common things that people use to stop canker sores is peroxide which can be purchased at drugstores. This will help with the inflammation and pain associated with canker sores. What people usually do to avoid them or to treat them is to use a topical cream. Even though it is not a dermatological condition, it can work. It might sound weird to put it in your mouth because it is meant for the skin, but this generally works to get rid of canker sores. Another remedy that you can use is gentian violet which is typically used to repair scar tissue.

Eat good bacteria

When you get a canker sore, the idea is to put good bacteria into your mouth so that your body can start fighting the canker sore by itself. Of course, you can do other things such as using an oral gel or using different mouthwashes to help relieve the pain and in the end, your own body will take care of it. There are also certain foods that you should avoid when you have a canker sore such as spicy foods. This can cause severe irritation and pain. A good way of putting good bacteria into your mouth is by eating dairy products. Products such as milk, yogurt, ice cream, and all kinds of dairy products can help with canker sores by speeding up the healing process.

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Whenever you think that you might be getting a canker sore, just start using peroxide and eat good bacteria so that it can start healing. This way, you can tolerate eating because otherwise, your mouth will be in a lot of pain. These are just a few ways to take care of canker sores. Of course, you will find different types of home remedies over the web. At Charles Croasdill, DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Tacoma Washington, we specialize in all types of oral illnesses and canker sores is another one that we have knowledge and expertise about. We can help you relieve the pain and prevent them as well. If you would like to know more about us or contact us for more prevention methods or other services visit

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Tacoma, WA 98406

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